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ROSARY NOVENAS 
TO OUR LADY 



to 

Our jQady 

By CHARLES V. LACEY 

With Preface by 
REV. RAYMOND R LAWRENCE 



BENZIGER 

A division of Benziger Bruce & Glencoe, Inc. 
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Copyright, 1926, 1954, by Benziger Brothers, Inc. Printed in U.S.A. 
Nihil Obstat. John M. A. Fearns, S.T.D., Censor Librorum 
Imprimatur. + Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York 
New York, September 30, 1954 



To MARY Mother of God 
and Queen of the Holy Rosary 
in devout memory of 
The Very Rev. Monsignor WILLIAM L. LIDDY 
(+ February 16, 1924) 

"Tigsary J\[ovenas 

PREFACE 

MONSIGNOR BENSON, in one of his 
early novels, gave us a beautiful expla- 
nation of the Rosary. An old nun is trying to 
make the devotion clear to a young Protestant 
girl. The enquirer asks: 

**How can prayers said over and over again 
like that be any good?" 

Mistress Margaret was silent for a moment. 
"I saw young Mrs. Martin last week," she 
said, '''with her little girl in her lap. She had 
her arms around her mother's neck, and was 
being rocked to and fro; and every time she 
rocked she said 'Oh, mother.' " 

"But, then," said Isabel, after a moment's 
silence, "she was only a child." " 'Except ye 
become as little children — ' " quoted Mistress 
Margaret softly — "you see, my Isabel, we are 
nothing more than children with God and His 
Blessed Mother. To say, 'Hail Mary, Hail 
Mary,' is the best way of telling her how much 
we love her. And, then, this string of beads 
is like Our Lady's girdle, and her children love 
to finger it, and whisper to her. And then we 
say our Our Fathers too; and all the while we 
are talking, she is showing us pictures of her 
dear Child, and we look at all the great things 



He did for us, one by one; and then we turn 
the page and begin again." 

Those who have profited most from the 
Rosary are the ones who have thus understood 
it. With hearts full of love they have rested 
close by the side of our heavenly Mother; and, 
whispering words of endearment to her, they 
have gazed the while at those wonderful pic- 
tures which the changing mysteries recall, 
seeing always something new and beautiful. 
And when they have come to the end of the 
picture-book, with the insatiable interest of a 
child, they have gone back to the beginning 
and turned every page over again. 

In the devotions which are offered in this 
little book, the prayers to be said at the be- 
ginning of each decade set before the mind 
those wonderful pictures in a simple and strik- 
ing way. It is as if someone stood at our side 
to point out the beautiful and interesting things 
which by ourselves we might have missed. 
And then, in order that our seeing may not be 
profitless, we are led on at the end to ask for 
that grace which the mystery suggests. Surely, 
even apart from the making of the novenas, 
we must feel that this is the best method of 
reciting the rosary. 

The devotion which this little brochure 
explains, should do much to spread this prac- 
tice. It combines three things which are dear 
to God in a very remarkable scheme: frequent 
Communion, the practice of the virtues, and 
devotion to Mary in the Rosary. One who 
will carry it out faithfully will have besieged 
Heaven in a way that must make him heard. 

Rev. Raymond P. Lawrence 



ORIGIN AND METHOD 



THIS devotion, which the author has called 
the "Rosary Novenas to Our Lady," is of 
comparatively recent origin. 

"In an apparition of Our Lady of Pompeii, 
which occurred in 1884 at Naples, in the house 
of Commander Agrelli, the heavenly Mother 
deigned to make known the manner in which 
she desires to be invoked. 

"For thirteen months Fortuna Agrelli, the 
daughter of the Commander, had endured 
dreadful sufferings and torturous cramps; she 
had been given up by the most celebrated 
physicians. On February 16, 1884, the afflicted 
girl and her relatives commenced a novena of 
Rosaries. The Queen of the Holy Rosary 
favored her with an apparition on March 3rd. 
Mary, sitting upon a high throne, surrounded 
by luminous figures, held the divine Child on 
her lap, and in her hand a Rosary. The Virgin 
Mother and the holy Infant were clad in gold- 
embroidered garments. They were accom- 
panied by St. Dominic and St. Catherine of 
Siena. The throne was profusely decorated 
with flowers; the beauty of Our Lady was 
marvelous. 

"Mary looked upon the sufferer with ma- 
ternal tenderness, and the patient saluted her 
with the words: *Queen of the Holy Rosary, be 
gracious to me; restore me to health! I have 
already prayed to thee in a novena, O Mary, 
but have not yet experienced thy aid. I am 
so anxious to be cured!' 

"*Child,' responded the Blessed Virgin, 
thou hast invoked me by various titles and 

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hast always obtained favors from me. Now, 
since thou hast called me by that title so pleas- 
ing to me, 'Queen of the Holy Rosary,' I can no 
longer refuse the favor thou dost petition; for 
this name is most precious and dear to me. 
Make three novenas, and thou shalt obtain all.' 

"Once more the Queen of the Holy Rosary 
appeared to her and said, 'Whoever desires to 
obtain favors from me should make three 
novenas of the prayers of the Rosary, and 
three novenas in thanksgiving.' 

"This miracle of the Rosary made a very 
deep impression on Pope Leo XIII, and greatly 
contributed to the fact that in so many cir- 
cular letters he urged all Christians to love the 
Rosary and say it fervently." — The Rosary, My 
Treasure, Benedictine Convent, Clyde, Mo. 

The Novena consists of five decades of the 
Rosary each day for twenty-seven days in 
petition; then immediately five decades each 
day for twenty-seven days in thanksgiving, 
whether or not the request has been granted. 

The meditations vary from day to day. On 
the first day meditate on the Joyful Mysteries; 
on the second day the Sorrowful Mysteries; on 
the third day the Glorious Mysteries; on the 
fourth day meditate again on the Joyful 
Mysteries; and so on throughout the fifty-four 
days. 

A laborious Novena, but a Novena of Love, 
You who are sincere will not find it too difficult, 
if you really wish to obtain your request. 

Should you not obtain the favor you seek, be 
assured that the Rosary Queen, who knows 
what each one stands most in need of, has 
heard your prayer. You will not have prayed 



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in vain. No prayer ever went unheard. And 
Our Blessed Lady has never been known to fail. 

Look upon each Hail Mary as a rare and 
beautiful rose which you lay at Mary's feet. 

These spiritual roses, bound in a wreath 
with Spiritual Communions, will be a most 
pleasing and acceptable gift to her, and will 
bring down upon you special graces. 

If you would reach the innermost recesses 
of her heart, lavishly bedeck your wreath with 
spiritual diamonds — holy communions. Then 
her joy will be unbounded, and she will open 
wide the channel of her choicest graces to you. 

NOTE 

In obedience to the decree of Pope Urban 
VIII and of other Supreme Pontiffs, the 
author begs to state that, in regard to 
what is herein narrated, no higher au- 
thority is claimed than that which is due 
to all authentic human testimony. 

PROMISES 
Made by the Blessed Virgin to "St. Dominic 
and Blessed Alanus. 

1. To all those who will recite my Rosary 
devoutly, I promise my special protection and 
very great graces. 

2. Those who will persevere in the recita- 
tion of my Rosary shall receive some signal 
grace. 

3. The Rosary shall be a very powerful 
armor against hell; it shall destroy vice, deliver 
from sin, and shall dispel heresy. 

4. The Rosary shall make virtue and good 
works flourish, and shall obtain for souls the. 



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most abundant divine mercies; it shall sub- 
stitute in hearts love of God for love of the 
world, elevate them to desire heavenly and 
eternal goods. Oh, that souls would sanctify 
themselves by this means! 

5. Those who trust themselves to me 
through the Rosary, shall not perish. 

6. Those who will recite my Rosary piously, 
considering its Mysteries, shall not be over- 
whelmed by misfortune nor die a bad death. 
The sinner shall be converted; the just shall 
grow in grace and become worthy of eternal 
life. 

7. Those truly devoted to my Rosary shall 
not die without the consolations of the Church, 
or without grace. 

8. Those who will recite my Rosary shall 
find during their life and at their death the 
light of God, the fulness of His grace, and shall 
share in the merits of the blessed. 

9. I will deliver very promptly from pur- 
gatory the souls devoted to my Rosary. 

10. The true children of my Rosary shall 
enjoy great glory in heaven. 

11. What you ask through my Rosary, you 
shall obtain. 

12. Those who propagate my Rosary shall 
obtain through me aid in all their necessities. 

13. I have obtained from my Son that all 
the confreres of the Rosary shall have for their 
brethren in life and death the saints of heaven. 

14. Those who recite my Rosary faithfully 
are all my beloved children, the brothers and 
sisters of Jesus Christ. 

15. Devotion to my Rosary is a special sign 
of predestination. 

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THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES 

Prayer before the recitation: 
In the name of the Father, 
and of the Son, and of the 
Holy Ghost. 

Amen. 
Then say: 
Hail Mary. 

In petition 

Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my 
Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I humbly 
kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses— snow- 
white buds to remind thee of thy joys— each 
bud recalling to thee a holy mystery; each 
ten bound together with my petition for a 
particular grace. 

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Holy Queen, dispenser of God's graces, 
and Mother of all who invoke thee! thou 
canst not look upon my gift and fail to see 
its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt 
thou receive my petition; from thy bounty 
thou wilt give me the favor I so earnestly and 
trustingly seek. 

1 despair of nothing that I ask of thee. 
Show thyself my Mother! 

In thanksgiving 

Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, 
my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I grate- 
fully kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses — 
snow-white buds to remind thee of thy joys 
— each bud recalling to thee a holy mystery; 
each ten bound together with my petition for 
a particular grace. 

Holy Queen, dispenser of God's graces, 
and Mother of all who invoke thee! thou 
canst not look upon my gift and fail to see 
its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt 
thou receive my thanksgiving; from thy 
bounty thou hast given me the favor I so 
earnestly and trustingly sought. 

1 despaired not of what I asked of thee, and 
thou hast truly shown thyself my Mother. 

Creed, Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory 
be to the Father, 

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THE ANNUNCIATION 

Sweet Mother Mary, meditating on the 
Mystery of the Annunciation, when the angel 
Gabriel appeared to thee with the tidings that 
thou wert to become the Mother of God; 
greeting thee with that sublime salutation, 
"Hail, full of grace! the Lord is with thee!" 
and thou didst humbly submit thyself to the 
will of the Father, responding: "Behold the 
handmaid of the Lord. Be it done unto me 
according to thy word," 

I humbly pray: 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, 
Glory be to the Father. 

I bind these snow-white buds with a petition 
for the virtue of 

HUMILITY 
and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet. 



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THE VISITATION 

Sweet Mother Mary, meditating on the 
Mystery of the Visitation, when, upon thy 
visit to thy holy cousin, Elizabeth, she greeted 
thee with the prophetic utterance, "Blessed 
art thou among women, and blessed is the 
fruit of thy womb!" and thou didst answer 
with that canticle of canticles, the Magnificat, 

I humbly pray: 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, 
Glory be to the Father. 

I bind these snow-white buds with a petition 
for the virtue of 

CHARITY 

and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet. 



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THE NATIVITY 

Sweet Mother Mary, meditating on the 
Mystery of the Nativity of Our Lord, when, 
thy time being completed, thou didst bring 
forth, O holy Virgin, the Redeemer of the 
world in a stable at Bethlehem; whereupon 
choirs of angels filled the heavens with their 
exultant song of praise — "Glory to God in 
the highest, and on earth peace to men of 
good will," 

I humbly pray: 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, 
Glory be to the -Father, 

I bind these snow-white buds with a petition 
for the virtue of 

Detachment from the World 
and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet. 



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IV 



THE PRESENTATION 
{Sometimes called the Purification) 

Sweet Mother Mary, meditating on the 
Mystery of the Presentation, when, in obe- 
dience to the Law of Moses, thou didst 
present thy Child in the Temple, where the 
holy prophet Simeon, taking the Child in 
his arms, offered thanks to God for sparing 
him to look upon his Saviour and foretold 
thy sufferings by the words: "Thy soul also 
a sword shall pierce ..." 

I humbly pray: 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, 
Glory be to the Father. 

I bind these snow-white buds with a petition 
for the virtue of 

PURITY 

and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet. 



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THE FINDING OF THE CHILD 
JESUS IN THE TEMPLE 

Sweet Mother Mary, meditating on the 
Mystery of the Finding of the Child Jesus in 
the Temple, when, having sought Him for 
three days, sorrowing, thy heart was glad- 
dened upon finding him in the Temple speak- 
ing to the doctors; and when, upon thy re- 
quest. He obediently returned home with 
thee, 

I humbly pray: 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, 
Glory be to the Father, 

I bind these snow-white buds with a petition 
for the virtue of 

Obedience to the Will of God 

and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet. 

Spiritual Communion, page 43 



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THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES 

Prayer before the recitation: 

In the name of the Father, and 
of the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost. Amen. Hail Mary. 

In petition 

Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my 
Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I humbly 
kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses— blood- 
red roses to remind thee of the passion of 
thy divine Son, with Whom thou didst so 
fully partake of its bitterness— each rose re- 
calling to thee a holy mystery; each ten 
bound together with my petition for a par- 
ticular grace. 

O Holy Queen, dispenser of God's graces, 
and Mother of all who invoke thee! Thou 



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canst not look upon my gift and fail to see 
its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt 
thou receive my petition; from thy bounty 
thou wilt give me the favor I so earnestly and 
trustingly seek. 

I despair of nothing that I ask of thee. 
Show thyself my Mother! 

In thanksgiving 

Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my 
Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I gratefully 
kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses — blood- 
red roses to remind thee of the passion of thy 
divine Son, with Whom thou didst so fully 
partake of its bitterness — each rose recalling 
to thee a holy mystery; each ten bound to- 
gether with my petition for a particular grace. 

Holy Queen, dispenser of God's graces, 
and Mother of all who invoke thee! thou 
canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its 
binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt 
thou receive my thanksgiving; from thy 
bounty thou hast given me the favor I so 
earnestly and trustingly sought. 

1 despaired not of what I asked of thee, and 
thou hast truly shown thyself my Mother. 

Creed, Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory 
be to the Father. 



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THE AGONY 

most sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating 
on the Mystery of the Agony of Our Lord in 
the Garden, when, in the grotto of the Gar- 
den of OUves, Jesus saw the sins of the world 
unfolded before Him by Satan, who sought 
to dissuade Him from the sacrifice He was 
about to make; when. His soul shrinking 
from the sight, and His precious blood flow- 
ing from every pore at the vision of the tor- 
ture and death He was to undergo, thy own 
sufferings, dear Mother, the future sufferings 
of His Church, and His own sufferings in the 
Blessed Sacrament, He cried in anguish, 
"Abba! Father! if it be possible, let this 
chalice pass from Me!"; but, immediately 
resigning Himself to His Father's will. He 
prayed, "Not as I will, but as Thou wilt!" 

1 humbly pray: 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, 
Glory be to the Father. 

I bind these blood-red roses with a petition 
for the virtue of 

RESIGNATION TO THE WILL OF GOD 

and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet. 

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II 



THE SCOURGING 

most sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating 
on the Mystery of the Scourging of Our Lord, 
when, at Pilate's command, thy divine Son, 
stripped of His garments and bound to a 
pillar, was lacerated from head to foot with 
cruel scourges and His flesh torn away until 
His mortified body could bear no more, 

1 humbly pray: 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, 
Glory be to the Father. 

I bind these blood-red roses with a petition 
for the virtue of 

Mortification 
and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet. 



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THE CROWNING WITH THORNS 

most sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating 
on the Mystery of the Crowning of Our Lord 
with thorns, when, the soldiers, binding 
about His head a crown of sharp thorns, 
showered blows upon it, driving the thorns 
deeply into His head; then, in mock adora- 
tion, knelt before Him, crying, "Hail, King 
of the Jews!" 

1 humbly pray: 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, 
Glory be to the Father. 

I bind these blood-red roses with a petition 
for the virtue of 

HUMILITY 
and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet. 



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THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS 

most sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating 
on the Mystery of the Carrying of the Cross, 
when, with the heavy wood of the cross upon 
His shoulders, thy divine Son was dragged, 
weak and suffering, yet patient, through the 
streets, amidst the revilements of the people, 
to Calvary; falling often, but urged along by 
the cruel blows of His executioners, 

1 humbly pray: 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, 
Glory be to the Father. 

I bind these blood-red roses with a petition 
for the virtue of 

Patience in Adversity 

and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet. 



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THE CRUCIFIXION 

most sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating 
on the Mystery of the Crucifixion, when, hav- 
ing been stripped of His garments, thy divine 
Son was nailed to the cross, upon which He 
died after three hours of indescribable agony, 
during which time He begged from His 
Father forgiveness for His enemies, 

1 humbly pray: 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, 
Glory be to the Father. 

I bind these blood-red roses with a petition 
for the virtue of 

LOVE OF OUR Enemies 

and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet. 

Spiritual communion, page 43 



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THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES 

Prayer before the recitation: 
Sign of the cross. 
Hail Mary. 

In petition 

Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my 
Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I humbly 
kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses— full- 
blown white roses, tinged with the red of the 
passion, to remind thee of thy glories, fruits 
of the sufferings of thy Son and thee— each 
rose recalling to thee a holy mystery; each 
ten bound together with my petition for a 
particular grace. 

O Holy Queen, dispenser of God's graces, 
and Mother of all who invoke thee! Thou 



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canst not look upon my gift and fail to see 
its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt 
thou receive my petition; from thy bounty 
thou wilt give me the favor I so earnestly and 
trustingly seek. 

I despair of nothing that I ask of thee. 
Show thyself my Mother! 

In thanksgiving 

Hail ! Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my 
Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I gratefully 
kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses — full- 
blown white roses, tinged with the red of the 
passion, to remind thee of thy glories, fruits 
of the sufferings of thy Son and thee — each 
rose recalling to thee a holy mystery; each 
ten bound together with my petition for a 
particular grace. 

Holy Queen, dispenser of God's graces, 
and Mother of all who invoke thee! thou 
canst not look upon my gift and fail to see 
its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt 
thou receive my thanksgiving; from thy 
bounty thou hast given me the favor I so 
earnestly and trustingly sought. 

1 despaired not of what I asked of thee, and 
thou hast truly shown thyself my Mother. 

Creed, Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory 
be to the Father. 

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I 

THE RESURRECTION 

glorious Mother Mary, meditating on the 
Mystery of the Resurrection of Our Lord 
from the Dead, when, on the morning of the 
third day after His death and burial. He arose 
from the dead and appeared to thee, dear 
Mother, and filled thy heart with unspeakable 
joy; then appeared to the holy women, and 
to His disciples, who adored Him as their 
risen God, 

1 humbly pray: 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, 
Glory be to the Father, 

I bind these full-blown roses with a petition 
for the virtue of 

FAITH 

and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet. 



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THE ASCENSION 

glorious Mother Mary, rtieditating on the 
Mystery of the Ascension, when thy divine 
Son, after forty days on earth, went to Mount 
Olivet accompanied by His disciples and 
thee, where all adored Him for the last time, 
after which He promised to remain with them 
until the end of the world; then, extending 
His pierced hands over all in a last blessing, 
he ascended before their eyes into heaven, 

1 humbly pray; 

Our Father^ 10 Hail Marys, 
Glory be to the Father, 

I bind these full-blown roses with a petition 
for the virtue of 

HOPE 

and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet. 



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THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY GHOST 

glorious Mother Mary, meditating on the 
Mystery of the Descent of the Holy Ghost, 
when, the apostles being assembled with thee 
in a house in Jerusalem, the Holy Spirit 
descended upon them in the form of fiery 
tongues, inflaming the hearts of the apostles 
with the fire of divine love, teaching them all 
truths, giving to them the gift of tongues, 
and, filling thee with the plenitude of His 
grace, inspired thee to pray for the apostles 
and the first Christians, 

1 humbly pray: 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, 
Glory be to the Father, 

I bind these full-blown roses with a petition 
for the virtue of 

Charity 

and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet. 



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IV 



THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR BLESSED 
MOTHER INTO HEAVEN 

glorious Mother Mary, meditating on the 
Mystery of Thy Assumption into Heaven, 
when, consumed with the desire to be united 
with thy divine Son in heaven, thy soul de- 
parted from thy body and united itself to 
Him, Who, out of the excessive love He bore 
for thee. His Mother, whose virginal body 
was His first tabernacle, took that body into 
heaven and there, amidst the acclaims of the 
angels and saints, reinfused into it thy soul. 

1 humbly pray: 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, 
Glory be to the Father, 

I bind these full-blown roses with a petition 
for the virtue of 

Union with Christ 

and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet. 



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THE CORONATION OF OUR BLESSED 
MOTHER IN HEAVEN AS ITS QUEEN 

glorious Mother Mary, meditating on the 
Mystery of Thy Coronation in Heaven, when, 
upon being taken up to heaven after thy 
death, thou wert triply crowned as the august 
Queen of Heaven by God the Father as His 
beloved Daughter, by God the Son as His 
dearest Mother, and by God the Holy Ghost 
as His chosen Spouse; the most perfect 
adorer of the Blessed Trinity, pleading our 
cause as our most powerful and merciful 
Mother, through thee, 

1 humbly pray: 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, 
Glory be to the Father, 

I bind these full-blown roses with a petition 
for the virtue of 

UNION WITH Thee 

and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet. 

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION 

MY JESUS, really present in the most 
holy Sacrament of the Altar, since I 
cannot now receive Thee under the sacra- 

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mental veil, I beseech Thee, with a heart full 
of love and longing, to come spiritually into 
my soul through the immaculate heart of Thy 
most holy Mother, and abide with me 
forever; Thou in me, and I in Thee, in time 
and in eternity, in Mary. 

In petition 

Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this 
Spiritual Communion to bind my bouquets 
in a wreath to place upon thy brow. 

O my Mother! look with favor upon my 
gift, and in thy love obtain for me {specify 
request) Hail, Mary, etc. 

In thanksgiving 

Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this 
Spiritual Communion to bind my bouquets 
in a wreath to place upon thy brow in thanks- 
giving for {specify request) which thou in thy 
love hast obtained for me. Hail, Mary, etc. 
PRAYER 

O God ! Whose only-begotten Son, by His 
life, death, and resurrection, has purchased 
for us the reward of eternal life; grant, we 
beseech Thee, that, meditating upon these 
mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the 
Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what 
they contain and obtain what they promise. 
Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. 
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May the divine assistance remain -always 
with us. Amen. And may the souls of the 
faithful departed, through the mercy of 
God, rest in peace. Amen. 

Holy Virgin, with thy loving Child, thy 
blessing give to us this day {night). 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 



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(fj^l-j Rosary Trayers 



THE SIGN OF THE CROSS 
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 

THE APOSTLES' CREED 
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, 
Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus 
Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was 
conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the 
Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, 
was crucified, died, and was buried. He de- 
scended into hell: the third day He arose 
again from the dead; He ascended into 
heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the 
Father Almighty; from thence He shall come 
to judge the living and the dead. I believe in 
the Holy Ghost, the holy Catholic Church, 
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of 
sins, the resurrection of the body, and life 
everlasting. Amen. 

OUR FATHER 
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed 
be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will 
be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us 
this day our daily bread; and forgive us our 

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trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass 
against us. And lead us not into temptation; 
but deliver us from evil. Amen. 

THE HAIL MARY 
Hail, Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with 
thee; blessed art thou among women, and 
blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy 
Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, 
now and at the hour of our death. Amen. 

GLORY BE TO THE FATHER 
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, 
and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the be- 
ginning is now, and ever shall be, world 
without end. Amen. 

HAIL, HOLY QUEEN 
Hail, holy queen, mother of mercy, our 
life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee 
do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to 
thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and 
weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, 
most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy 
toward us; and after this our exile show unto 
us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O 
clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! 
P. Pray for us, O holy mother of God. 
R. That we may be made worthy of the 
promises of Christ. 

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^he (J^amily ^^sary 

THE daily practice of this devotion in the 
family group, father, mother, and children, 
will serve to create more harmony in the family 
and will result in greater peace and contentment. 
Tt will further increase piety and a greater spiritual 
development as well as bring down the blessing 
of God and the watchful care of Our Blessed 
Lady on all who participate in its daily recitation. 

It is also simple to say, and the most con- 
venient time so that all the family might be 
present is in the evening, probably right after 
supper. Each member could alternate in leading 
the prayers. 

1. First the Apostles Creed is said while hold- 
ing the crucifix. The leader would say: **I believe 
in God," then all would join in the Creed. 

2. The leader would then say the first half of 
the Our Father on the large bead and the first 
part of the Hail Mary on the three small beads, 
followed by the Glory be to the Father, while the 
others recite the second parts of these prayers. 

3. The leader then announces: The Five Joyful 
(or Sorrowful, or Glorious) Mysteries and the 
name of the First Mystery. 

4. Then in order, the Our Father is said on 
each large bead and the Hail Mary on the small 
beads as above, with the Glory be at the end of 
each ten Hail Mary's. 

5. Concluding the last decade with the Hail 
Holy Queen. 

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Saying T^he ^J^sary 



Bless yourself with the 
cross, andsaytheApostles' 
Creed. On the first large 
bead say the Our Father. 
On the three small beads 
say three Hail Marys. 
Then recite Glory be to 
the Father. 

Start the First Decade 
by meditating on the First 
Mystery. On the large bead say the Our 
Father. On the ten small beads say ten Hail 
Marys. Then recite Glory be to the Father. 

Say the rest of the Five Decades, each time 
meditating on one of the Mysteries. At the 
end, recite Hail, Holy Queen. 

INDULGENCES FOR FIVE DECADES 
Plenary: Once a day, when recited in a 
church or public oratory; also when said in 
a family, religious community or pious as- 
sociation, on the usual conditions of Con- 
fession, Communion and prayer for the 
intention of the Holy Father. 

Partial: Several times a day, when said in 
circumstances different from the aforesaid. 

Raccolta, No. 48.